I won’t lie December’s challenge was HARD. Holding a plank with proper form for over 3 minutes just wasn’t happening for me, so I’ll admit I stopped at 3 minutes. I’d much rather you did less of something with proper form then did something poorly for the full time. Don’t sweat it if you fell behind or gave up altogether, it happens. The holidays are always packed full of commitments, but January is a fresh month and a great place to start something new! My arms are looking really toned after all these pushups, I can hardly believe I did 60 pushups this morning! Who else made it all the way through the challenge?
I took a poll on my Facebook and Instagram pages to see what type of challenge you were interested in, and overwhelmingly you voted for a total body challenge. So here it is, your January Total Body Toner challenge.
I did my best to make this challenge safe for everyone, including the mama’s to be, but as always check with your physician if you’re unsure! You’ll need a set of dumbbells for this challenge (water bottles work too). I recommend investing in a set of 3 pound or 5 pound dumbbells if you’re just beginning or 8-15 pounds if you’re more advanced. I designed this to be done in about 10-15 minutes each day. Break the moves into two or 3 sets and rest for 30-60 seconds between sets. You can perform the first set with a heavier weight, and drop down to a lighter weight for the second and thirds sets. Don’t forget to download the exercise guide, I added graphics and video links for each exercise. I’ll also be adding videos to my Insta stories for the first week.
I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about form, send me an email or a direct message on Insta/Facebook. This month’s hashtags are #TotalBodyToner and #brianaofitness. Be sure to checkin using one of these or tag me @brianaottinger so I can see your sweaty selfies. Cheers to a Happy and Healthy 2018!